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Bonny Babies 2011: Boys aged one to three years

Bonny babies boy photo Here are the finalists in the boys aged one to three category of this year’s Bonny Babies competition.

Last updated 20 September 2011
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Bonny Babies 2011: Babies under one year

Bonny babies 2011 photo Here are the finalists in the babies under one year category in this year's Bonny Babies competition.

Last updated 19 September 2011
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My cancer story – so you can be warned... and see that there is always hope

David Howe photo Why am I telling my story? First of all to tell you all why you should take cancer screening seriously.

Last updated 14 September 2011
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Will Cumbrian voters benefit from having fewer MPs?

Government proposals for changes to the political map of Cumbria will mean that the number of parliamentary seats will be reduced in a bid to cut costs at Westminster.

Last updated 14 September 2011
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‘Insect burgers are the future’

Stefan Gates photo He’s probably best known for eating yak’s penis with Chinese communists, fat-tailed sheep with Taliban warlords in Afghanistan, and drinking radioactive wine with old grannies in Chernobyl.

Last updated 13 September 2011
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Our marriage is finished... but neither of us can afford to move out of our home

split111 It’s a life together, lived separately. You can’t bear to live with each other, but can’t afford to live apart because it would be “financial suicide”.Richard and Stephanie have lived separate lives in their house near Workington for the past six months.Anna, 35, lives in Carlisle with her husband, even though they ‘separated’ after seven years of marriage last year.

Last updated 12 September 2011
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Cumbrian rugby player writing comedy with Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey photo A Tesco Extra supermarket, Chorley, Lancashire. Aisle 17: beers, wines and spirits. (3 comments)

Last updated 7 September 2011
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Should court cases be shown on TV?

The only courtroom drama most of us ever see is on the likes of The Bill, Kavanagh QC or film versions of John Grisham novels. Now there are suggestions that we should get to see the real thing. (1 comment)

Last updated 7 September 2011
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Time to fight off that summer fat

Treats on daytrips, slap-up meals on holiday and beers aplenty at music festivals.

Last updated 5 September 2011
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Cumbrian author Hunter Davies wants your John Lennon letters

beat2222 Hunter Davies has to be Cumbria’s most prolific writer by far. There have been novels, children’s stories, books on Hadrian’s Wall, William Wordsworth, Alfred Wainwright, stamps and much else besides.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Inquest verdict on Longtown woman

A Coroner has recorded a verdict of natural causes on a pensioner who was taken ill at her home in Longtown and later died in hospital.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Tragedy of mum found dead in Carlisle B&B

A mum-of-three found dead in the Carlisle B&B where she was staying inhaled the contents of her stomach after taking amphetamine, an inquest heard.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Financial help with studies

You might be able to get financial help if you’re staying on at school or collegeAvoid being caught up in a loan scam

Last updated 3 September 2011
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From poetry to pigs to prose

liz111 At first Helen Wood seems a little embarrassed about the fact I’ve come to speak to her about her new status as a published author.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Sorry, time to run hills!

We hope your Great Cumbrian Run training is going to plan. October 2 will be here before you know it – only four weeks to go!Top Tip for Week 8 from Ian Harkness, Sands Centre Fitness InstructorTackling Hills

Last updated 3 September 2011
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I had given up. I wasn’t thinking about next week or next year, just ‘am I going to be here tomorrow?’

ute1 A nebuliser and inhalers sit on the table on the small living room at Ute Addison’s Upperby home.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Brampton film club audience know more than buttons

filmy3 Audiences at Brampton Film Club don’t like gratuitous violence. They’re not keen on repeated bad language either.

Last updated 31 August 2011
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Are we in for a cut-price Christmas?

shoppy3 If Christmas seems to be starting earlier every year, then so do the January sales. It’s been a long time since they actually began in January though. Now many of our big shops are as busy on Boxing Day as they were two days earlier.

Last updated 31 August 2011
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Carlisle United super fans from Switzerland

low22 Here’s Stuart Lowthian describing a day in the life of a Carlisle United supporter: “We played Plymouth away and at half-time the floodlights went out. (1 comment)

Last updated 30 August 2011
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DCI Banks author on way to Carlisle

sm aftermath For a best-selling and award-winning author Peter Robinson seems a little apprehensive on the eve of the release of his new novel.

Last updated 24 August 2011
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